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Google has taken a victory lap in the wake of high-profile intrusions into Microsoft's systems, and says businesses should ditch Exchange and OneDrive for Gmail and Google Drive. Google's arguments are laid out in a white paper [PDF] released today titled, "A more secure alternative," which takes 14 pages to outline everything …

  1. sarusa Silver badge

    Pot, Kettle

    The yellow turd calling the brown turd a turd. Yes, it's true, but that doesn't make we want to go with the yellow turd because it's turdier.

    1. sitta_europea Silver badge

      Re: Pot, Kettle

      "The yellow turd calling the brown turd a turd. ..."

      Well I was going to say something about a teapot and a kettle, but I guess I was ninja'd - in terms somewhat more graphic.

      1. sarusa Silver badge

        Re: Pot, Kettle

        I started (as you can tell from my title) with that, then realized 'You know, I rather *like* pots and kettles' so didn't want to compare them to the feculent arseplosion that is Google or MS in the 2020s.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Secure By Deleting Data

    Much more secure if you delete all the data

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Secure by deleting data

    MUCH more secure if you delete all your client’s data…

  4. Anonymous Coward

    Re that Google white paper ..

    Are there any caucasians left in the IT industry /s

  5. captain veg Silver badge

    Yes, and no

    I don't get why really large organisations like multinational companies and governments think that Microsoft's offerings can ever be trustworthy, given the long and insistent history of demonstration to the contrary.

    I get even less why anyone would be persuaded that a behavioural-targeting ad-slinger might be any better.


  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Nice offer

    Buy three years of being our cloud hostage, get one additional year for free. Better then the competition's offer of paying all four years for being their cloud hostage I presume? /s

  7. A random security guy

    Google, android has 99% of mobile malware

    Pretty much the entire Android app ecosystem lends itself to malware.

    Something about people who live in glass houses comes to mind

    1. druck Silver badge

      Re: Google, android has 99% of mobile malware

      As opposed to Microsoft who's main Windows product doesn't just lend itself, but is actual malware.

      And only getting worse Giving Windows total recall of everything a user does is a privacy minefield

  8. steviebuk Silver badge

    Fuck no

    "businesses should ditch Exchange and OneDrive for Gmail and Google Drive"

    Gsuite or whatever they are calling it now is truly awful. Maybe of use if you're a small company but even then.

    Its the pot calling the kettle.

    Used to have to use GAM. I mentioned this has/had a massive flaw in it but it still had to be used as there is no other option to manage Google Drive. You setup your GAM connection and its not on your laptop just in a folder. If someone can access that folder to copy, they can now run GAM as you on their laptop with no credentials requiring input. So you can now rob loads of documents or screw up files as daveadmin and Dave gets the blame.

    There was also the issue of syncing to Google Drive with only basic audit. However, you could then install Google Drive for Desktop on your own personal PC and sync that to your work account. You can now sync all your documents to your personal device and as Google Drive for Desktop points out "We keep no audits for this app".

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